Legal matters that involve the family are complicated and stressful, and the emotional and financial stakes involved are great. At MartinWren, P.C., we are committed to providing compassionate personal service and tough legal representation for these difficult matters. The Charlottesville Divorce Lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. will listen to your situation and concerns and advise you of your best options. We will ensure that the appropriate legal steps are taken to protect your best interests today and for years to come.
The Charlottesville Divorce Lawyers of MartinWren, P.C. have experience representing Virginia clients in both at-fault and no-fault divorces. Virginia law permits a fault-based divorce to be granted on the grounds of adultery, sodomy, or buggery, conviction of a felony subsequent to the marriage and imprisonment for more than one year, or desertion or cruelty (following a one-year period from the date of the cruelty or desertion), and our divorce lawyers have represented parties in a wide array of fault-based divorces.
Our divorce attorneys can also provide representation for no-fault divorces, where the parties have lived separate and apart for one year, or where the parties have been separated for six months and they have no children and they have executed a property settlement agreement.
Individuals seeking a divorce in Virginia must generally be prepared to resolve four distinct issues as part of a divorce proceeding:
- Equitable Distribution – where the property belonging to the parties is classified, valued, and distributed;
- Spousal Support and Maintenance – where one party pays another on a temporary or permanent basis;
- Child Custody and Visitation – where it is agreed or determined whether to grant sole, shared, or split custody, and a schedule for visitation for the non-custodial parent is issued;
- Child Support –where the trial judge determines whether, and to what extent, a party is entitled to child support.
Charlottesville Divorce Attorneys
MartinWren, P.C.’s divorce lawyers have extensive experience representing individuals in divorce matters of all complexity.
As a law firm rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, MartinWren, P.C. provides comprehensive Domestic Relations Law and Family Law services to clients in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the surrounding area.
Specifically, our family law attorneys have consistently been recognized for their expertise and personal service. In 2010, readers of Albemarle Family Magazine recognized MartinWren, P.C. as one of the top three family law firms in Charlottesville. The magazine again recognized MartinWren, P.C. in 2011 as a “Silver Award” winner in the category of favorite Family Lawyer.
William C. “Scotty” Scott, a family law attorney at MartinWren, P.C., has been recognized by the prestigious “Best Lawyers in America” publication as one of the leading divorce lawyers in Virginia. In addition, Scotty has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, a “Legal Eagle” by Virginia Living magazine as one of Virginia’s best divorce lawyers, and as one of Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.